Comedian Frankie Boyle quits Twitter

Boyle couldn't "be bothered" with the "random stuff" which now appears. Picture: Robert Perry
Boyle couldn't "be bothered" with the "random stuff" which now appears. Picture: Robert Perry
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FOUL mouthed funnyman Frankie Boyle today turned his back on Twitter claiming the social networking site was full of “random sh*t”.

The 42 year-old Glasgow comic announced it “was over” to his 1.7 million followers saying he could no longer “be bothered”.

In the past the former Mock the Week panellist has courted controversy with his Tweets and stirred up storms of protest even amongst his own fans.

But for now it seems after posting more than 15000 messages the Scottish comedian has had enough of Twitter.

Boyle started off by Tweeting just before noon: “Is everybody’s timeline now just full of random shit instead of stuff people RT?

He followed that with: “I can’t be bothered reading stuff I’ve consciously not bothered to follow. I think that’s Twitter over then, to be honest.

And he signed off with: “I’ll still stick up links to podcasts, appearances etc. Bye.”


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As recently as last week Boyle and UKIP leader Nigel Farage were caught up in a furious Twitter row over immigration.

Boyle has also famously clashed with X factor winner James Arthur and targeted Jeremy Kyle by tweeting a joke after the chat show host revealed he was fighting cancer, which sparked outrage among fans on the internet.

In 2012 Boyle sparked fury online with a raft of insulting comments on Twitter during the opening ceremony of the London Paralympics.

His comments sparked fury from viewers, who dubbed him “vile” and “desperate”.

Over the years his humour has seen bosses at both the BBC and Channel 4 distance themselves from the comic.


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